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Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! A friend of mine recently posted the following lyric from O Holy Night – “A Thrill of Hope the Weary World Rejoices”. Weary feels like the exact right word to describe how I feel as we come to the end of 2021 and I know that each of you …

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Santa Shuffle 2021

It’s a VIRTUAL EVENT! Run, Walk or Shuffle on December 4 and December 5 anywhere, anytime. What It’s All About… All funds raised through this year’s Toronto Santa Shuffle will be going directly to The Salvation Army Gateway, a shelter and Drop-in center for individuals experiencing homelessness and marginalization. Although The Gateway’s programming and operations …

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A Generous Donation from St. Simon’s ClubbeHouse

It is all-too-rare that we hear “good news” stories from Toronto’s vitally essential emergency homeless shelters system, but such stories are happening every day, even throughout high-risk, high-stress Covid pandemic times. Here is one that actually rises out of unfortunate circumstances. The St. Simon’s Shelter on Bloor East recently closed, permanently, but in a spirit …

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Santa Shuffle 2020

This year, we’re going virtual! Run, Walk or Shuffle between December 5 – 12 anywhere, anytime. What It’s All About… All funds raised through this year’s 30th Anniversary Toronto Santa Shuffle will be going directly to Gateway Shelter and Drop-in centre to support individuals experiencing homelessness and marginalization. The Gateway’s operations have been altered due …

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Categorizing Others

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28) Categorizing others is something we have grown accustomed to doing. We have learned this way of thinking from an early age. On the elementary school playground, many of us were taught …

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